Working without the Chatbox?
For the past 1+ years, I've been using the chatbox, and have found it incredibly helpful for keeping myself on task.
However, the "procrastinators anonymous" window on my computer is a little bit conspicuous. In the past, I've worked at home or in the library, so this hasn't been a concern. The week, I started working in a new lab. I'm anxious to make a good impression, and the chatbox has gotten a few weird looks/comments from my labmates.
I was wondering if any other chatbox users had this issue.
If so, do you have alternative strategies to keep yourself on task at work? (I feel comfortable using the checkin board every couple hours, just not chat)
Or, do you have a low-key way of explaining the purpose of the chatbox to co-workers?